Historical Thrillers

Valentino Will Die by Donis Casey

By George Ebey The Bianca Dangereuse Hollywood Mystery series continues to dish out the historical thrills in this latest installment from author Donis Casey, VALENTINO WILL DIE. Though Bianca LaBelle, star of…

The Unwanted Dead by Chris Lloyd

By Azam Gill THE UNWANTED DEAD, a French-Resistance historical thriller by Chris Lloyd, is “a thoughtful, haunting thriller,” in the words of Mick Herron, Crime Writers’ Association’s 2013 Gold Dagger winner. The…

Where the Wicked Tread by John A. Connell

By Terry DiDomenico Mason Collins is the hunter and the hunted in John A. Connell’s WHERE THE WICKED TREAD. It would be one thing if Mason was traveling solo, but he’s protecting…

He Rode by Glenn A. Bruce

Lawrence Jefferson Taylor, a Wild West “fixer” known in west Colorado and northern New Mexico only as Honcho, has a past he is sure will catch up to him one day. In…

Dazzlepaint by Erica Obey

Gavin Fellowes, a damaged WWI veteran turned cynical psychic investigator, arrives in Ker-Ys, a Utopian art colony in Woodstock, NY, to investigate a series of purported fairy kidnappings of Communist garment workers…

Nighthawk’s Wing by Charles Fergus

In this second in the Gideon Stoltz Mystery series, it’s now 1836 in the fast-growing town of Adamant. The young Pennsylvania Dutch sheriff Gideon has a new case when the body of…

After Alice Fell by Kim Taylor Blakemore

By David Healey In the summer of 1865, the nation is just beginning to heal from the bitter Civil War. The signs of the war are everywhere—in the man with one arm…

The Lumbermill by Laya V Smith

Augy Small is a veteran fighter pilot turned private detective in 1954 Los Angeles. Down on his luck and haunted by the time he spent as a POW in Imperial Japan, he…

Absence of Mercy by S. M. Goodwin

Lord Jasper Lightner has come back from the Crimean War with a chest full of medals and a head injury that has robbed him of much of his past. After the Home…

The Girl Who Adored Rembrandt by Belle Ami

By Charlie Cochrane From the bestselling author of the Girl Who Knew da Vinci comes the third book in Belle Ami’s Out of Time series, THE GIRL WHO ADORED REMBRANDT. When art…

Good Night, Sweet Daddy-O by John A. Connell  

By J. H. Bográn Set in San Francisco in 1958, GOOD NIGHT, SWEET DADDY-O is about a struggling jazz musician forced to change his profession after a midnight beating leaves his hand…

Edinburgh Midnight by Carole Lawrence

Spiritualism has captured the public’s imagination. Séances are all the rage, and Detective Ian Hamilton’s otherwise sensible Aunt Lillian is not immune to their allure. But for Ian, indulging her superstitions has…

The Ringing Rocks of Atlantis by Jeanne D’Août

By Dawn Ius Jeanne D’Août learned at an early age not to believe everything you’re told—at just seven years old, she challenged her Bible class teacher about certain contradictions she’d found in…

When Heroes Flew by H. W. “Buzz” Bernard

By David Healey Former Weather Channel senior meteorologist H. W. “Buzz” Bernard is best known for his thrillers related to weather disasters and other natural phenomena. This time around, he has turned…

Expect Betrayal by JoAnn Smith Ainsworth

A college friend offers advice on staying safe in war-torn England to the naval commander overseeing the US psychic team and to its team leader (a US WAVES clairvoyant) while they search…

The Lost Boys of London by Mary Lawrence

Set in the final years of King Henry VIII’s reign, an alchemist’s daughter uses her skills to aid the living and help seek justice for the dead… While her husband fights the…

The Woodstock Murders by James D. Robertson

Detective “Doc” Wiley, an ex-Army Ranger medic, a veteran of Vietnam and the Nassau County Homicide Squad, no longer knows what he wants, only that what he has falls short. Madeline Maclear,…

Mortal Music by Ann Parker       

By Karen Harper Ann Parker is a fine writer with an unusual backstory that pays dividends in her new novel, MORTAL MUSIC, as well as for her great backlist. She is generous…

Bones of the Innocent by John A. Connell

Former U.S. Army investigator Mason Collins grapples with a web of lies, secrets, and murder as he races against time to save the lives of abducted teenagers in a case as twisted…

The Good Cop by Peter Steiner

By Cathy Perkins Peter Steiner is the author of the critically acclaimed Louis Morgon series of crime novels. He’s also a cartoonist for The New Yorker and is the creator of one…

The Preserve by Steve Anderson

By Nish Amarnath The Second World War and its aftermath continue to epitomize the evils of dehumanization, all the way from mass genocide and medical experiments on prisoners of war across Nazi-occupied…

The Alchemist of Lost Souls by Mary Lawrence

Disgraced alchemist Albern Goddard has just discovered flamula vitae–a dangerous element with deadly potential–and intends to win back his favor with King Henry VIII. However, before he can act on his intentions,…

No Salvation by Jeffery Hess

By David Healey If there’s such a thing as navy noir, navy veteran and author Jeffery Hess has created just that atmosphere in his taught thriller NO SALVATION, set aboard an aircraft…

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